#SustyJobs: Solar Project Engineer/Engineering Manager

Daystar Power Group is a pan-African provider of solar power solutions, offering its systems on a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA), fixed monthly fee lease or buy-out basis. All our solutions are accompanied by comprehensive maintenance services, to ensure the solutions run 365 days a year.

The firm is currently operational in Ghana and Nigeria and is looking to engage competent and experienced Project Engineers to execute projects in Nigeria.

Key Responsibilities

  • Project Management
    • Develops a project plan to execute a sales contract
    • Design and plan solar power installations;
    • Leads the supply chain process to order parts internationally and locally
    • Leads and trains the solar installers
    • Conduct quality assurance of technical installations of both Daybreak Power’s team as well as the installations of our technical partners;
    • Direct, coordinate and supervise the installations of solar power solutions;
    • Trains client on how to operate and optimally use the system
  • Field Service
    • Resolves site issues remotely and through site visits
    • Ensures customer satisfaction
  • General
    • Develop standard operating procedures and HSE standards for solar installation work.
    • Develop and coach technical staff to meet the objectives of Daybreak Power Solutions Limited in Nigeria;
    • Introduce best-engineering practices in the company to ensure it is at the forefront of innovation and good management practices
    • Review technological trends in the local and global energy sector;
    • Liaise with regulatory and governmental institutions as required.

REQUIREMENTS

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering Preferably Electrical, Electronics or Mechanical
  • Must be proud of your work, take ownership, and be passionate about quality of workmanship
  • Must have prior experience installing AC coupled solar systems, Battery inverters, and generators
  • At least 3 years (5 years for Engineering Manager) of Engineering experience in the solar industry
  • PMP Certificate a plus
  • Work well in a team environment & have good communication skills
  • French language proficiency is an advantage
  • Flexible to travel domestically and Internationally

Working conditions

Approximately 30% of time shall be spent in an office environment. The remaining time shall be spent in the field.

Physical requirements

The Engineer shall be capable of lifting up to 20kg; stand for an extended period of time; work in outdoor environment.

Direct reports

This position may have Solar technicians directly report to them.

BENEFITS

  • Opportunity to work in a forward-looking, innovative company, with international group of colleagues;
  • Unlimited career opportunities – depending on achievements and personal development;
  • A competitive salary and benefits package with long term prospect in a fast growing company.
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